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In March, the world observes International Women’s Day, and, in the United States, Women’s History Month. And while women have made great strides in many areas where they once were marginalized, there is still much work to be done in areas including education, health and gender-based violence.
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Presidential Proclamation
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Women’s History Month







Secretary Clinton remarks


- International Women’s Day (
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- Secretary Clinton Announces the Winners of the 2010 International Women of Courage Award

 
Women of Courage Honored at State Department

Washington — First lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored women human rights activists from  [more]

 


More Coverage from U.S. Government

Women of Courage

Around the world, women are challenging their societies to uphold freedom and human rights. Many take great risks to accomplish great things. Here are some of the stories of the 2009 honorees of the annual Women of Courage award.

Michelle Obama: Woman of Influence

First lady Michelle Obama serves as a role model for women who strive to balance their professional careers and their roles as mothers and wives.

Oprah Winfrey Still Loves School

The TV show host promotes the power of learning.



Milestones in U.S. Women’s History
Outstanding people and events that moved women’s rights forward






Publications


Women of Influence
English

This collection chronicles how 21 notable American women broke new ground, some by championing equal rights for all and others by their accomplishments in fields such as government, literature, and even in war. 

 

Biodiversity SeriesRachel Carson: Pen Against Poison
English

Rachel Carson was a quiet woman who stirred extraordinary controversy that persists decades after her death. Her 1962 book Silent Spring brought worldwide attention to the harm to human health and the environment wrought by mishandling of a powerful pesticide, fomenting the environmental movement. In the 100th anniversary year of Carson's birth, this publication examines how occasionally in history a book with a powerful idea can bring about peaceful but dramatic change in a democratic society.

Women in Politics
English | Korean

This publication offers the stories of women who believed that they could make a difference by participating in politics and government, and forged ahead to do so. They have acquired experience in running for election, being an effective policymaker, and in persuading elected officials to support their cause.

 

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National Women’s History Project (NWHP)

Every year in March, the NWHP, which was founded in 1980, coordinates observances of National Women’s History Month throughout the United States.




United Nations: International Women’s Day

Since 1975, the United Nations has celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8.  The theme for 2010 is "Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All".




Library of Congress: Women’s History Month

This site includes links to Library of Congress resources for the study of women’s history and culture, veterans’ stories, photographs and other media, and materials for teachers.




National Museum of Women in the Arts


This is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists.

 

 

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